Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 22% 9% 8% 60% 1% 7,491
2007 21% 9% 8% 62% 1% 9,078

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 15% 8% 11% 65% 1% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 41% 14% 9% 37% < 1% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 39% 11% 10% 38% 1% 335
Mainline Protestant 18% 10% 11% 61% 1% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 1,455

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,645. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 34% 30% 22% 1,645
Once or twice a month 23% 35% 24% 19% 652
Several times a year 23% 34% 25% 19% 648
Seldom/never 24% 33% 27% 16% 4,365

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,645. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 12% 27% 35% 15% 2% 1,645
Once or twice a month 16% 13% 28% 29% 12% 2% 652
Several times a year 14% 15% 27% 30% 13% 1% 648
Seldom/never 15% 15% 26% 32% 10% 1% 4,365

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 56% 1,685
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 669
Several times a year 44% 56% 660
Seldom/never 51% 49% 4,427

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,650. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 16% 1% 7% 4% 1,650
Once or twice a month 75% 12% 1% 9% 2% 658
Several times a year 76% 11% 2% 7% 3% 654
Seldom/never 84% 7% 2% 5% 3% 4,377

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,672. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 5% 87% 1,672
Once or twice a month 10% 8% 83% 667
Several times a year 10% 7% 84% 652
Seldom/never 6% 8% 86% 4,378

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,458. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 22% 30% 13% 1,458
Once or twice a month 36% 21% 28% 14% 597
Several times a year 31% 21% 32% 15% 581
Seldom/never 34% 21% 28% 18% 3,917

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,674. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 41% 33% 17% 10% 1,674
Once or twice a month 40% 34% 17% 9% 668
Several times a year 39% 32% 18% 10% 657
Seldom/never 41% 33% 16% 9% 4,409

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,674. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 3% 10% 9% 20% 1,674
Once or twice a month 50% 4% 14% 7% 26% 668
Several times a year 51% 7% 12% 6% 24% 660
Seldom/never 46% 8% 12% 6% 27% 4,410

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,674. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 67% 1,674
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 667
Several times a year 32% 68% 659
Seldom/never 27% 73% 4,419

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 80% 16% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 669
Several times a year 77% 19% 2% 1% 1% 1% 660
Seldom/never 50% 26% 7% < 1% 14% 3% 4,427

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 77% 19% 3% 1% < 1% 669
Several times a year 69% 26% 3% 1% 1% 660
Seldom/never 31% 35% 18% 16% < 1% 4,427

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 11% 5% 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 5% < 1% 669
Several times a year 43% 50% 7% < 1% 660
Seldom/never 13% 39% 47% < 1% 4,427

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 2% 3% 1% 669
Several times a year 68% 21% 4% 6% 1% 660
Seldom/never 35% 21% 9% 35% 1% 4,427

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 6% 2% 29% 2% 1,685
Once or twice a month 45% 14% 4% 36% 1% 669
Several times a year 38% 10% 7% 44% 1% 660
Seldom/never 26% 7% 5% 61% 1% 4,427

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 7% 4% 3% 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 67% 20% 7% 5% < 1% 669
Several times a year 60% 18% 13% 8% < 1% 660
Seldom/never 44% 18% 12% 25% 1% 4,427

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 16% 10% 19% 3% 1,685
Once or twice a month 45% 22% 14% 17% 1% 669
Several times a year 42% 17% 14% 26% 1% 660
Seldom/never 39% 16% 14% 30% 1% 4,427

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 6% 23% 4% 3% 1,685
Once or twice a month 49% 9% 35% 5% 2% 669
Several times a year 37% 13% 41% 7% 2% 660
Seldom/never 17% 12% 58% 11% 3% 4,427

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 50% 1% 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 38% 60% 1% 1% 669
Several times a year 40% 59% 1% < 1% 660
Seldom/never 26% 72% 1% 1% 4,427

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 10% 3% 7% 1% 1,685
Once or twice a month 56% 23% 8% 13% 1% 669
Several times a year 32% 18% 27% 22% < 1% 660
Seldom/never 11% 8% 9% 72% < 1% 4,427

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 29% 4% 7% 4% 1,685
Once or twice a month 42% 38% 3% 11% 7% 669
Several times a year 30% 44% 2% 16% 7% 660
Seldom/never 17% 28% 2% 45% 8% 4,427

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 7% 7% 1,685
Once or twice a month 87% 8% 6% 669
Several times a year 86% 8% 6% 660
Seldom/never 67% 26% 7% 4,427

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 13% 8% 1,685
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 6% 669
Several times a year 70% 22% 8% 660
Seldom/never 50% 42% 8% 4,427

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 17% 33% 1,685
Once or twice a month 48% 15% 37% 669
Several times a year 46% 17% 38% 660
Seldom/never 33% 19% 48% 4,427

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 25% 14% 6% 1,685
Once or twice a month 48% 29% 18% 5% 669
Several times a year 43% 32% 20% 5% 660
Seldom/never 29% 36% 28% 7% 4,427

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 30% 3% 3% 1,685
Once or twice a month 61% 35% 2% 3% 669
Several times a year 57% 37% 3% 3% 660
Seldom/never 55% 38% 3% 4% 4,427

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 42% 4% 2% 1,685
Once or twice a month 51% 45% 3% < 1% 669
Several times a year 48% 47% 3% 1% 660
Seldom/never 44% 50% 4% 2% 4,427

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 28% 69% 4% 1,685
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 2% 669
Several times a year 46% 50% 4% 660
Seldom/never 62% 34% 4% 4,427

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 58% 6% 4% 1,685
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 3% 3% 669
Several times a year 59% 33% 4% 4% 660
Seldom/never 73% 21% 3% 3% 4,427

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 68% 8% 1,685
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 6% 669
Several times a year 50% 42% 8% 660
Seldom/never 65% 28% 7% 4,427

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,685
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 2% 3% 669
Several times a year 42% 53% 3% 2% 660
Seldom/never 36% 59% 2% 3% 4,427

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 25% 3% 58% 6% 1,685
Once or twice a month 19% 25% 4% 47% 5% 669
Several times a year 19% 33% 4% 40% 4% 660
Seldom/never 43% 25% 4% 24% 4% 4,427